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The play's the thing

Greenwich Theatre in London has announced a spring season of theatre, comedy, music and work for and by young people, as well as welcoming three new patrons: Lucy Bailey, Dame Helen Mirren and Ali Smith. February showcases Silly Songs of Shakespeare, with entertaining "synopsongs" of the Bard's most popular works, followed by the anti-war classic play Journey's End. In March you can see What the Dickens, a comedy homage to Charles Dickens featuring just three actors in more than 20 roles. greenwichtheatre.org.uk

Write Here with Matilda

TES partner the Royal Shakespeare Company has launched an interactive website, Write Here Write Now with Matilda, to inspire children to become creative writers, playwrights and avid readers. To celebrate, the RSC is setting a national writing challenge, inviting pupils aged 8-13 to create an original script or song to be performed live in a special performance at the Cambridge Theatre, London, in June 2013.

www.matildawritenow.org.uk

Prepare for SPaG with TES

Take a look at the latest addition to the TES Resources SPaG series. To support literacy across subjects, a colourful desk place mat can be printed and laminated for pupils to refer to in lessons. Topic words can be listed by the teacher before printing or can be added with a dry-wipe pen by the pupil.

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World Book Day webchats

To mark World Book Day on 7 March, TES Live will be hosting a series of related webchats. Join us on 26 February when we will be chatting in the studio to Noughts and Crosses author Malorie Blackman, followed on 5 March by broadcaster and children's writer Simon Mayo and author, actor and Time Team presenter Tony Robinson. Tweet your questions to @tesResources, using the hashtag #teslive

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